Improving Maternal and Infant Health

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Ohio and the region have some of the highest infant mortality rates in the country, with African American women experiencing disproportionately high rates of loss. Infant mortality is the symptom of a multifaceted public health issue that is impacted by a number of health and social variables.

The Center for Community Solutions provides research on indicators of infant mortality; convenes stakeholders locally and statewide on access to family planning and preconception care resources; and advocates for sound public health practice to improve maternal and child health outcomes. In 2018 we will also be taking a deep dive into the issue of maternal mortality.